International Conference Research and Application on Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM) in Health Care

Introduction of TCAM

Health care can broadly be divided into modern (conventional, orthodox, Western or allopathic) and traditional (indigenous, complementary, alternative or integrative).The former is clearly defined, with minor regional variations in its underlying philosophy and clinical methods while traditional medicine is a concept that comprises a range of long-standing and still evolving practices based on diverse beliefs and theories. Bodeker and Burford suggested the term “traditional, complementary and alternative medicine” (TCAM) as a more appropriate term to describe such traditional therapies globally.

Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM) has experienced exponential growth in recent years across many countries, including Indonesia.Empirical studies have identified high public use of CAM in Canada and Australia. The use of CAM also varies across Asian ethnic groups with around 55% to 72% of Chinese and Vietnamese populations having used CAM in their lifetime. There is also a trend towards increasing numbers of General Practitioners (GPs) providing CAM in their daily practice in Australia, UK, and Germany. Meanwhile, in Indonesia the number of people using traditional medicine increased from 27.57% in 1995 to 49,53% in 2010. Moreover, the trading value of herbal medicine in Indonesia reached 4 billion Rupiahs per year.

Although there are many positive signs about traditional and alternative medicine usages in Indonesia, there are also challenges facing the use of such medicines.The Minister of Health of Indonesia announced that there were 12 hospitals and 60 primary health cares in Indonesia in 2011 which provide complementary and alternative medicine services, especially herbal medicine and acupuncture clinics. This identified that GPs and other health care providers should work together to prove the evidence of herbal medicine and to increase the acceptance of herbal medicine in the health service setting. Thisintegration should become a reasonable optionwhich meansthe essential quality for each TCAM modality can be demonstrated.

For more information about seminar, please go to website: http://tcam-ums.com

Especially for members of the ISCC, by showing proof of membership, will get two journals IJCC the registration fee is only Rp 400.000, – for two days.

INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IN CANCER CHEMOPREVENTION 2011

Introduction

Recently, translational research in the scientific world is a necessity. Effective connection between basic research and clinical application or translation of research results to clinical application requires an excellent strategy. Many aspects that require attention in development of translational research are basic research that leads from targeted therapy to clinical application research with a specific marker from laboratories to individual therapies. Cancer chemoprevention is defined as the use of natural, synthetic, or biologic chemical agents to reverse, suppress, or prevent carcinogenic progression to invasive cancer. Herbal extracts as well as numerous phytochemicals derived from herbal and edible plants have been reported could inhibit carcinogenesis process.  Development of Cancer Chemoprevention Research in conjunction with clinical application needs to be pursued effectively; therefore it can be more beneficial to human welfare, especially in dealing with health problems. The success of several recent clinical trials in preventing cancer in high-risk population suggests that cancer chemoprevention is a rational and appealing strategy.

In the next decade, all technologies will assist to the major aspects of cancer chemoprevention: discovery and characterization of chemopreventive agents; evaluation and validation of carcinogenesis biomarkers as substitute endpoints for cancer effect that are beneficial to evaluate  chemopreventive efficacy; and identification of individual, as well as population-based cancer risks such as clinical trial design and public health impact, for choosing benefiting from chemopreventive strategies and compatible to evaluate these strategies.

Research Centre for Chemistry – LIPI and Indonesian Society for Cancer Chemoprevention (ISCC) in collaboration with Faculty of Pharmacy-Gadjah Mada University, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst-German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Leiden-Amsterdam Center Drug Research (LACDR) Netherland, Nara Instititute of Science and Technology (NAIST) Japan, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) Korea and JEOL Japan will organize an international seminar ‘TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IN CANCER CHEMOPREVENTION’ as well support the development of cancer chemoprevention research association in Indonesia.

For more information about seminar, please go to website: http://iscc2011.org

Indonesian Journal of Cancer Chemoprevention Vol 2 No 2

Dear Collegues,

We are from Indonesian Journal of Cancer Chemoprevention. We are pleased to inform you that the fourth edition of our journal (Volume 2 No 2), is now available. You can order the journal by filling the order form (http://iscc-indonesia.org/?p=266) and send it back.

We are looking forward to hear from you.

Fell free to contact us should you have any inquiries regarding to this journal.
Thank you

Best regards,

Arief Nurrochmad, Ph.D

Editor in Chief

SEMINAR DISEMINASI HASIL PENELITIAN

Database Senyawa Tumbuhan Obat Indonesia dan Peran Komputasi Kinerja Tinggi dalam Penelitian Terkait dengan Kanker

Screening aktifitas farmakologis bahan aktif pada tumbuhan obat merupakan proses yang mahal dan memerlukan waktu yang panjang bila harus dilakukan dengan percobaan di laboratorium dengan hewan percobaan. Screening aktifitas farmakologis menggunakaan database bahan aktif obat tradisional Indonesia menggunakan infrastruktur High Performance Computing berbasis Cluster/Grid yang dikembangkan dengan aplikasi Open Source dapat dimanfaatkan untuk aplikasi Perancangan Obat. Manfaat dari proses ini adalah dapat dilakukannya Virtual High Troughput Screening terhadap bahan aktif tumbuhan obat merupakan suatu upaya untuk mempersingkat waktu untuk menentukan uji aktifitas farmakologis.

Dinamika molekuler menunjukkan struktur molekuler, pergerakan dan fungsi suatu molekul. Dinamika molekuler merupakan perhitungan pergerakan atom dalam sistem molekuler menggunakan mekanika molekuler. Dinamika dari suatu molekul protein dipengaruhi oleh struktur protein dan merupakan elemen penting dari fungsi khusus maupun umum dari protein tersebut. Pemahaman terhadap hubungan antara struktur tiga dimensi dinamika suatu protein sangatlah penting untuk mengetahui bagaimana suatu protein bekerja. Namun eksperimen lebih mendalam terhadap dinamika protein cukup sulit untuk dilakukan secara nyata. Oleh karena itu, dikembangkanlah simulasi dinamika molekuler sebagai metode eksperimen virtual yang dapat menganalisis hubungan antara struktur dan dinamika protein dengan melibatkan eksplorasi terhadap energi konformasi molekul protein bersangkutan . Sampai saat ini, perkembangan terhadap simulasi dinamika molekuler terus berlanjut. Simulasi dinamika molekuler secara luas digunakan untuk memperoleh informasi mengenai pergerakan serta perubahan konformasi struktur suatu protein maupun markomolekul biologis lainnya tiap waktunya.

Seminar Database Senyawa Tumbuhan Obat Indonesia dan Peran Komputasi Kinerja Tinggi dalam penelitian terkait dengan kanker diadakan berkat kerjasama Departemen Farmasi FMIPA Universitas Indonesia, Indonesian Society for Cancer Chemoprevention (ISCC) dan Fakultas Farmasi Universitas Gadjah Mada. Dari acara ini diharapkan komunikasi dan kolaborasi kerja dalam penelitian dapat segera diwujudkan melalui pemanfaatan sarana dan fasilitas penelitian yang sudah dimiliki. Disamping juga menjalin komunikasi dan koordinasi tentang permasalahan-permasalahan yang dihadapi serta untuk mengakomodir kebutuhan yang berkembang.

PELAKSANAAN KEGIATAN

Waktu dan Tempat :

Hari dan tanggal      :  Senin, 6 Juni 2011
Tempat                     :  Auditorium Unit V Fakultas Farmasi UGM Yogyakarta
Jam                          :  08.00-14.30
Pembicara               :
1. Prof. Heru Suhartanto, M.Sc., PhD. (Fakultas Ilmu Komputer, Universitas Indonesia)

Materi :

Komputasi Kinerja Tinggi dengan Teknologi Cluster Computing

Komputasi Kinerja Tinggi dengan Teknologi Graphical Processing Unit (GPU)

2.   Dr. Arry Yanuar, M.Si., Apt. ( Departemen Farmasi, FMIPA, Universitas Indonesia)

Materi :

Pengembangan Database Tanaman Obat di Indonesia

 

Kontribusi :

Gratis untuk 50 pendaftar pertama

Rp. 50.000 untuk peserta ke-51 sampai ke 120

Sekretariat Yogyakarta :

CCRC Farmasi UGM

Sekip Utara II, Yogyakarta 55281

Contact Person :

Ririn Widarti (0274-6492662) 0818-0260-2749

Indonesian Journal of Cancer Chemoprevention Vol 2 No 1

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that the third edition of our journal (Volume 2 No 1), is now available.

You can order the journal by filling the order form and send it back.

We are looking forward to hear from you. Fell free to contact us should you have any inquiries regarding to this journal.

Thank you

Best regards,

Arief Nurrochmad, Ph.D

Editor in Chief

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that the second edition of our journal (Volume 1 No 2), is now available.

You can order the journal by filling the order form and send it back.

We are looking forward to hear from you. Fell free to contact us should you have any inquiries regarding to this journal.

Thank you

Best regards,

Arief Nurrochmad, Ph.D

Editor in Chief